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Volume 16 Number 52:  25 December 2013

Editorial
Invasion of the Lithodid Crabs: They're Coming! ... Or Are They?: Some folks say the nefarious crabs have been waiting millions of years for the warming-induced opportunity to wreack havoc on Antarctica's native fauna, and that now is that time. But is it?

Subject Index Summary
Temperature Trends (Global): It has been claimed that the last decade of the 20th century was the warmest of the past hundred years, and possibly the warmest of the entire past millennium. It has also been claimed that this observation is a cause for much concern, because the temperatures in question are supposedly so unprecedented. But is this really the case?

Journal Reviews
Freezing to Death on a Subtropical Island: Report from Tiawan: They may not actually be freezing; but many more people are dying there in colder, as opposed to warmer, parts of the year.

Does Thawing of Permafrost Lead to Further Global Warming?: A new study suggests that it ain't necessarily so.

Species Distribution Ranges: Getting Them Right: Cutting corners may cut off a lot more habitable area than one might think.

Seventeen Root Traits Altered by Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment: What are they? ... how are they altered?? ... and what are the implications of the alterations???

Effects of Elevated pCO2 on a Tidal Pool Coralline Alga: What are they? ... and what do they portend about the future?

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Egg & Larval Stages of Baltic Cod: How bad would you think they might be?